I had the best time taking photos for the wonderful Baldwin family! Ellen contacted me in the spring and was looking for someone to photograph their upcoming family reunion + summer birthday celebration. This was the first time they were doing a summer family reunion (normally they do it in the winter), and we had a blast! We had a large group, which included 2 grandparents, 4 children and spouses, 7 grandchildren, 2 pets, and friends of the family! We took a variety of photos of each family unit and photos of the whole clan, as well as fun portraits of Ellen with her husband and four sons, all the grandchildren, all the women, and even the pets! It was truly a fun and sweet time, and I absolutely LOVED all of their smiles!
A fun fact that I learned was that Ellen has four sons, and two of them are TWINS! Can you guess which ones by looking at the photos below? ;) One of her twin sons also had twins (a boy and girl!). Another memorable part of the shoot was taking some candid photos of Toby, the miniature pig! He was the pet of one of the families and was SO cute. One of the grand-daughters told me that he was only 3 months old, but already knew a couple of tricks! He was able to spin in a circle and jump on command! Of course, we had a corn on the cob nearby (his favorite food) to help motivate him :) Lastly, when it was time for dinner they rang the dinner bell, which I thought was totally awesome! You don’t see that often anymore!
Photographing family reunions are truly special because I understand how hard it is to get so many people together in one place. I encourage everyone to consider hiring a photographer at their next family reunion because these moments are so special! Enjoy scrolling through some of my favorite photos below and getting to know the Baldwin family! :)